The new Senate Speaker is Mr. Surachai Liangboonlertchai, who won 96 votes while Pol Gen Jongrak Jutanont, the other candidate, got 51, with one absention. Mr. Surachai, an appointed senator, was a deputy speaker and acting speaker of the upper house. He is backed by the Group of 40 appointed senators, the anti-government People’s Democratic […]
T-shirts of the “popcorn gunman” sold openly in Bangkok. Mr. Vivat Yodprasit, 24, a native of Phitsanulok was caught and in March admitted to being the “popcorn gunman” hired by the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC). While we frown upon violence, the supporters of PDRC a treated Vivat as a “hero” – proving they rely […]
Caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra today (Monday) pleaded with all parties concerned not to pre-judge the sincerity of Democrat party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva but to give him the chance to try out his initiative to resolve the political stalemate in a peaceful manner. The prime minister also suggested Mr Abhisit to discuss with People’s Democratic Reform […]
Caving in to Buddha Isara’s demand, EC agreed to post anti-election banner in meeting to political parties today — Mr. Sunai of Human Rights Watch
Fans take pics of Dem chairman Abhisit at Dem HQ. Abhisit didn’t go to today’s EC meeting b/c of “security concerns.” (by Khasod News). The head of the opposition party avoided the election commission on an alleged threat to kill him. Critics have condemned Abhisit for his absence and his lame excuses. Abhisit, an ex-Prime […]
Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) is mobilizing staff and equipment to extinguish a second fire at Samut Prakan landfill. Police Colonel Pichai Kriangwattanasiri, the Director of the Bangkok Office of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, said the fire was in the center of a landfill which is the same spot as before. Today at 11:00 a.m., Police […]
The Civil Court has issued a temporary injunction for Indian business tycoon and activist Satish Sehgal against the deportation order signed by the Center for Maintaining Peace and Order (CMPO). Mr. Satish’s brother, Mr. Arthit Sehgal, today represented him in filing a lawsuit with the Civil Court against government authorities involved in the issuance of a […]
At 1 pm Tuesday, the police officers from the Lumpini police station tried to enter the park to check the explosion scene but they were stopped by the “guards” of the mob. The obstruction and lack of cooperation among the members of People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) is repeated today when “guards” prevented authorised explosive […]
Two army soldiers were arrested in possession of two guns and a large amount of ammunition late on Sunday night night at a police security checkpoint on Lang Suan road in Pathumwan district near Lumpini Park, according to media reports on Monday. The arrest was made after police from the Metropolitan Police Division 5 stopped […]
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra is on a visit to the northeastern provinces in a bid to receive first-hand accounts of the developing drought crisis. Ms Yingluck’s tour of the Northeast took her to Khon Kaen, Sakon Nakorn and Mukdahan. In Sakon Nakorn, she held a meeting with governors of 13 northeastern provinces to discuss the […]
Suthep Thaugsuban is a man filled with loathing. He said on Thursday night at the PDRC rally site in Lumpini Park. “If you still do like this, your son will have to learn Kaag language.” His supporters cheered and blew their whistles in support. “Kaag” is a derogatory Thai word, usually used to describe Arabs, […]
Left: Then he was not our hero. Right: Now he is our hero.
A hero, receiving guests and well wishes. Read more: HERE. But be warned, the You Tube video has been removed from their site. I suspect the handy work of the Yellow Shirts because they did not agree with the heroic act of the police man.
In early February, the “guards” of the so-called People’s Democratic Reform Committee violently manhandled and illegally detained a woman they claimed to be a spy. The allegation was untrue but the damage (violence against a woman) was done. The impact of PDRC thugs on the streets of Bangkok affects security and safety of everyone.
FCCT POSITION ON MEDIA INTIMIDATION The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand is a journalists’ club which has a policy of strict neutrality in any political conflict. However, the club’s professional membership will speak out when the principles of freedom of expression and media freedom are threatened. In this light, the professional membership of the FCCT […]
People’s Democratic Reform Committee has lost much of their supporters. Photo was taken a few days ago at the Asoke intersection near to the Central World shopping mall.
PDRC chief and neo-fascist leader, Mr. Suthep Thaugsuban declared a shutdown to his “Bangkok Shutdown” street protests with the exception of one. The former Deputy Prime Minister, who is also facing a mass murder charge, has ordered his mob on Friday to regroup to the rally site in Lumpini Park. Political analysts say that such […]
It was reported on Thursday that the “guards” from People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) had assaulted and illegally detained a man who works in an agency of the Government. The assailants’ reasons are unknown but this is not the first time random assault on the public has been made. Despite the growing violence committed by […]
Bangkok Governor Sukhumbhand Paribatra assigned city law enforcement officials to tighten security measures and provide greater support to police to ensure the safety of residents of the capital and those in and near protest areas. According to MCOT, the Governor presided over a ceremony to provide moral support to municipal workers on duty at City […]
Wednesday morning in Bangkok. Black-clad PDRC “Black Shirts” protesters rally at National Police HQ to demand progress on grenade attacks. Despite the presence of heavily armed PDRC guards, the protesters demand the Royal Thai Police to tighten security.